Tuesday, February 23, 2016


I am fairly new at texting everything but my kids and grandkids seem to only communicate that way. So when a friend asked me to make a card for a teenage girl what could be more appropriate than a cell phone showing a text?
I did a watercolor wash with Zig brushes for the background. Then just kind of played around with sizes for phone. The back is a pink glitter paper I think I purchased at JoAnns. And then a scrap of lavender. I used a corner rounder punch to look more like a phone. The white layer ifs for the phone screen. The text was done on the computer printed on a blue paper, cut out and rounded corners. After seeing a text on my phone today, I think it should have had a small comma area to look more like a word bubble. I punched out a circle for the home button and cut a slit of white for the earpiece. I've seen my grandaughters decorate their phons with carrying straps so I added a loop of ribbon and a flower charm.
Inspiration from the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Also linking to Tuesday Throwdown challenge of creating your own background.


  1. Cute idea, Donna. This design would be perfect for my soon-to-be-a-teenager granddaughter!

  2. That sketch works so well for your great phone idea. Your cheerful colors on the background and the phone are very cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  3. Perfect card for a teen!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. Oh Donna,

    That is just the greatest idea for your kids & Grandkids! They will be so impressed. How clever to do it in pink too - so cool!

  5. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.